Deputies News – Week 9 Term 3

East Hamersley Deputy News

Case Conferences

A reminder to Kindy parents the Case Conferences are on Tuesday 21st Sept, in the Meeting Room at the back of East Hamersley Primary School. Please remember your allocated time slot and arrive 5 minutes prior to your meeting. Verge parking is available on Earn Place.

The Pre-primary Case Conferences are on Wednesday 22nd Sept and Thursday 23rd Sept, in the Meeting Room at the back of East Hamersley Primary School. Please remember your allocated time slot and arrive 5 minutes prior to your meeting. Verge parking is available on Earn Place.

Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays, we will see you all back at school on Monday 11th October.

Mrs Deborah Silverlock

Deputy Principal – East Hamersley

Padbury Deputy News

Pre-primary and Kindy teachers are currently meeting with parents/carers at case conferences.  This is an important opportunity for the teacher to speak with you about your child’s progress and levels of achievement. Please ensure that you attend this meeting at your allocated time.  Mrs Priestley or I will attend the case conference along with the teacher. We look forward to talking with you. Please note; that the Year 1 case conferences will be in Term 4.

Students have been enthusiastically practising running and team games for the Athletics Carnival this week. Staff are so proud of their efforts. I would like to mention a special thank you to Mrs Esther Memik, Miss Natasha Nguyen and Mrs Karen Holmes for their organisation leading up to the day. We are hoping the rain holds off so we can enjoy a successful carnival morning!

Pre-primary and Year 1 classes are very much looking forward to their Edu-Dance performance on Monday 20th September. Please see the previous note sent home for details about the concert and see your child’s teacher if you have any questions about the costume requirements.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all families a safe and restful term break coming up.  Enjoy the time with your children and the lovely spring weather.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Poseidon & Quinns Beach Deputy News

It has been a fabulous busy term. So much has been happening and it has flown by. I was lucky enough to go along to the excursion with the Poseidon and Padbury year 1 students to Cockman House and the Wanneroo Museum. It was a fantastic day, and we were lucky enough to have a relatively rain free day! Some of my favourite things from the day were exploring Cockman House and finding out the history of John Cockman and his lovely, but I am sure, very hardworking and busy wife Mary Anne and his dream of building a family house that would last generations. The children were able to wander through, discover how life looked 130 years ago for the pioneers and interact with different parts of the house. The children certainly had a lot of chores and responsibilities back then!

We also spent some time at the Wanneroo Museum which has some fascinating artefacts from Noongar history, colonisation of the area, domestic life and leisure time. It is quite an interactive display and the children enjoyed their time there. I must say, they were all very well behaved and on their best behaviours.

Poseidon and Quinns Beach both had their faction sports carnivals on the same day Friday 3rd September. I could only be at one of them, so spent the day at Quinns Beach. Once again, it was a lovely, dry day and the children had a fantastic time.

Enjoy the holidays and I hope we get some sunshine!

Ms Catherine Regan

Deputy Principal – Poseidon Campus & Quinns Beach Campus

Deputies News – Week 6 Term 3

East Hamersley Deputy News

Book Week

Book week at East Hamersley has been an absolute delight. The parade on Wednesday the 25th saw both the Pre-primary and Year 1 students dressed as their favourite book character. Thank you, parents, for putting in such a great effort to dress up your child. Some students even made their own costumes. Now that is amazing!

In our parade, we saw Cat in the Hat, Peter Rabbit, a Lego man, a Transformer, a Very Hungry Caterpillar, Batman, pirates, a ballerina, a firefighter, a soccer player, Harry Potter, a doctor, a lion, Buzz Lightyear and so many more.  Thank you to the teachers and assistants who also joined in with the mood of the day by dressing up. Mrs Boyd dressed as the Rainbow Fish, Mrs Vladich was Wilfrid Gordon’s Grandmother, Mrs Nolan was also a granny and Mrs Acott was a sweet fairy. The winners of the book prize for each year are Year 1, Ridhi Parihar and Euan Beaton, Pre-primary Boady Newton and Riley Chapman. Congratulations to you all.

 

Don’t forget to check out the window displays around the school that depict stories or books that the students have read.

Sports Carnival

Our children have been practising over the past weeks for the school Sports Carnival. The carnival will be held on Friday 27th August. Results of this will be in the next newsletter. Go, kids, go!

Parents, please remember to pack extra water, sunscreen, and a hat for your child to be sun smart for the carnival. Each child is to wear their faction shirt and running shoes. I will see you all there at the starting line.

Mrs Deborah Silverlock

Deputy Principal – East Hamersley

Padbury Deputy News

The School Development Day in week 4 was focussed on raising Aboriginal cultural awareness. Professional learning increased staff understanding of Noongar culture, values and family structure. Staff will be implementing further strategies in the classrooms to encourage the development and knowledge of Aboriginal culture.

We would like to thank Mrs Sharon Giltrow, a teacher at our Padbury campus and author of the story book “BEDTIME, DADDY!” for volunteering her time to read her book to classes this week. The story is about a little bear who is trying to get his daddy to bed. Check out some photos below. Please note that the Padbury campus of the LDC will celebrate Book Week in term four, and you will receive information next term about a dress-up day.

 

 

 

 

 

Save The Date: The whole of school Sports Carnival with Padbury P.S. will be on Wednesday 15th September on the school oval (Kindy A, Pre-primary, Year 1). The start time is 9:00 am.

Save The Date: The Edu-Dance concert will take place on Monday 20th September in the undercover area. Afternoon time to be advised.

Case conferences for parents of Kindergarten and Pre-primary students will take place in weeks 8 to 10 of this term. K and PP parents should have received a letter with your case conference date and time.  The case conference is an important opportunity for you to meet with the teacher to talk about your child’s progress so far this year.  Please ensure you make the 30-minute time-slot available so that you can attend this meeting.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

 

Deputies News – Week 3 Term 3

East Hamersley Deputy News

The Community Health Nurses have been checking our Kindy students for hearing, sight and general health, a copy of the assessment will be sent to parents/carers if the nurse has any concerns.

The majority of parents have accessed their child’s Semester 1 (Terms 1 & 2) Student Achievement Report on Connect. If you require assistance in accessing Connect, please contact the office on 9462 9580. Documented Plans with goals for Semester 2 have come home with your child. Contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

The WCLDC classes will join in the annual East Hamersley Primary School Sports Carnival on Friday 27th August. Please note that this date is subject to change, depending on the COVID-19 situation at the time, and the weather.  Please check with your class teacher closer to the date regarding parents attending and maybe having to abide by the social distancing agreements arranged by the Dept of Education.

Mrs Deborah Silverlock

Deputy Principal – East Hamersley

Padbury Deputy News

Our Pre-primary and Year 1 classes have started their Edu-Dance lessons and are enjoying the energetic sessions. Lessons will continue each Monday this term.

The majority of parents have accessed their child’s Semester 1 (Terms 1 & 2) Student Achievement Report on Connect. If you require assistance in accessing Connect, please contact the office on 9407 3050. Documented Plans with goals for Semester 2 have come home with your child. Contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

The LDC classes at Padbury will join in the Padbury Primary School Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 15th September. Please note that this date is subject to change, depending on the COVID-19 situation at the time, and the weather. Kindy A and Pre-primary classes will be participating in the carnival until recess time and our Year One classes will be participating in the carnival until lunchtime. A decision will be made closer to the time regarding parents attending, and we will inform you of this.

Parking on MacDonald Avenue can become very congested and this can cause safety concerns for our students. With this in mind, please ensure that you do not do U-turns after drop off and pick up, and please park on the school side of the road whenever possible. We appreciate the continued co-operation of all parents.

Next Thursday 12th August is a School Development Day for staff. Students do not attend school on this day.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Deputies News – Week 10 Term 2

Padbury Deputy News

Reports

Teachers are finalising student Semester One Reports.  Reporting documents will be sent home in the final week of term via Connect. Parents, you will receive your child’s goals (English, Maths, Social Skills) with ratings for Semester 1, as well as teacher comments. Goals that have not been achieved this semester will continue for Semester 2, along with new goals being set by the teacher. Pre-primary students will receive a grade for Science. Year 1 students will receive grades for Science, HASS, Technologies, Physical Education and Visual Arts.

Incursions

On Friday 18th June we had our NAIDOC incursion for classes at the Padbury campus. Students learned about the Noongar language and culture through songs. NAIDOC week is in the upcoming school holidays, 4-11 July 2021. This week is held to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. To find out more about NAIDOC week you can go to https://www.naidoc.org.au/about/naidoc-week.

Information regarding our Edu-Dance program for Term 3 has been sent home. Pre-primary and Year 1 students are invited to participate in the program. Permission slips and payments are due by Thursday 1st July.  We have had huge success in the past with Edu-Dance and students thoroughly enjoy the dance lessons. The first session is on Monday 26th July, and lessons continue each week of next term.

School Development Days

The focus for our last School Development Day was Maths and Technologies. A school focus is increasing the capacity of staff to use STEM resources to develop students’ language and problem solving skills. Teachers are excited to apply this learning to the classroom. Please note that our next School Development Day is Thursday 12th August 2021. Students from the WCLDC do not attend school on this day.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Disco Memo from Poseidon P&C

We have had to move the disco from 11th of June to Friday 2nd of July. We are getting professional hosts in to run games and have prizes, this company wasn’t available for the 11th.

Check out boptillyoudrop who we have locked in to try out a new disco style.

Poseidon P&C